Shooting suspect’s bail set at $750,000

March 20, 2019

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A judge has more than doubled the bail set for a volunteer firefighter accused of shooting at homes over several nights in Connecticut.

Superior Court Judge Kathleen McNamara set 28-year-old Matthew Cardell’s bail at $750,000 during his arraignment hearing Tuesday.

She also ordered a mental health watch for Cardell, saying she found what occurred to be “frightening and alarming.”

Police say Cardell shot at multiple homes in a Manchester neighborhood.

They say he had a hit list of people he perceived had wronged him, including resident Andrew Iriondo who says he has no idea who Cardell is.

Eighth Utilities District Assistant Fire Chief Don Moore says Cardell has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.